Establishing a charitable foundation offers several benefits for credit unions. A foundation can create a larger pool of resources for charitable activities. A foundation also can enhance the reputation of the cooperative in its community and among those it serves. Credit unions interested in standing up their own foundations need look no further than this guide from Callahan & Associates. It's got credit union insights on what it takes to launch, lead, and fund a credit union foundation.

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Guide To Foundations

By Marc Rapport | Dec. 16, 2019

The SECU Foundation relies on personnel and resources from across its parent credit union to increase capacity and visibility.

By Marc Rapport | Dec. 9, 2019

Funded by members, the SECU Foundation works closely with its vast branch network to balance giving and impact from the mountains to the sea.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 8, 2018

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union redirects incentive payouts on ancillary loan services to contribute to foundation funding.

By Erik Payne | Sept. 17, 2018

Five executives from credit union and league foundations discuss start-up capital, ongoing financial stability, and more.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 12, 2015

TopLine Federal Credit Union shares lessons learned and best practices for building a 501(c)(3) affiliate.

By Catherine Siskos | Oct. 12, 2015

The key to any foundation’s success is its ability to expand its coffers.

By Marc Rapport | Oct. 12, 2015

How Mazuma Credit Union created a foundation to supplement community service volunteerism.

By Catherine Siskos | Oct. 12, 2015

Make the answers to these four questions the cornerstones of a nonprofit foundation.